Physical Exam Key Points

1. Vital signs. Hypertension may be present.

2. Skin. Observe for reddish-purple, indurated areas over pressure points, with subcutaneous fat necrosis; pruritus with skin calcifications.

3. Lymph nodes. Sign of malignancy or granulomatous disorder.

4. HEENT. Elfin-like facies in infants points to Williams syndrome.

5. Heart. Murmur of supravalvular aortic stenosis is characteristic of Williams syndrome.

6. Neuromuscular. Impaired mentation, muscle weakness, and hyporeflexia.

Blood Pressure Health

Blood Pressure Health

Your heart pumps blood throughout your body using a network of tubing called arteries and capillaries which return the blood back to your heart via your veins. Blood pressure is the force of the blood pushing against the walls of your arteries as your heart beats.Learn more...

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